They’re invaluable to what we do and how efficiently we can do it. We’re proud to have a new crew of employees at Access and we’d love for you to get to know them.

Here’s a quick Q&A with Ian Guss, account coordinator in the New York office.

Where are you from and how did you hear of Access?

I’m from New Jersey and first heard of Access while researching video game PR firms in the New York area.

Your role at Access includes…

I work on the 2K Games, 2K Sports and Toshiba TV accounts. I support the account staff by pitching, developing media lists, writing coverage reports and staffing/planning events.

When you’re not working at Access, you…

…are watching sports and going to Yankees, Knicks and Rangers games. I also enjoy playing video games. I recently moved to New York City and love exploring the city, going to new restaurants and seeing movies and shows.

The best part about working at Access so far is…

…the variety of work. I’ve had a chance to be involved in a lot of different projects in my short time at the company. In my first days on the job I gave a presentation to our CEO Susan Butenhoff, staffed a Toshiba Earth Day event in Times Square, and then a 2K Sports event at Citi Field. I also traveled to San Francisco for our annual company offsite and presented in front of Susan again as part of our Case Study Palooza – where I won the Rookie of the Year award.

And your most prized celebrity sighting is…

Interviewing Tiger Woods at an EA Sports event in Orlando. He seemed like a nice guy at the time, who knew what the world would find out about him a short time later!

What’s your (Musical) poison?

I enjoy classic and indie rock. I’m excited to see Paul McCartney this summer in Yankee Stadium.

If you could pick one reporter to live a day in the life of, who would it be and why?

Although not a typical reporter, Mike Francesa encompasses New York sports. I’ve listened to the “Mike and the Mad Dog” show since I was in middle school and I always admired his broad knowledge of sports and his chemistry with his former partner and guests.

What career accomplishment do you wish to achieve in the future?

I hope to continue to gain more knowledge of the video game and electronics industries, learn from the Access team and develop stronger relationships with the media.


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